What we think: The SST has been the favorite with all our instructors and staff. The quick turning and drift-ability makes this kite an amazing all around performer. It is amazing in the waves and amazing with a hydrofoil. It jumps pretty well too! More powerful than some “wave” kites. The Hover Glide is the go-to all around foil for the recreational foiler. This wing can be used in many applications such as kiting, wake foiling, foil surfing etc.
INCLUDES 10m SST Kite, kite backpack, bladder repair kit, quick-start guide, IRS bungee replacement, pump hose with one pump speed valve nozzle. Hover Glide with wings, fuselage, 36.5″ mast, hardware, tools, pedestal baseplate. Add the other options to your liking!
The 2016 SST Wave is the love child of the Slingshot RPM and the Rally. It is really right in between the performance features of both those kites with a light 3 strut frame that drifts no matter what. What I like about the kite is the increase in low end power for onshore surf over the RPM. Sometimes the current and onshore push drains your power in the surf. The SST keeps you on plane in those conditions and the drift of the kite is unreal. Literally ride straight at the kite and it tracks with excellence. The SST has a nice controlled loop for getting in and out of tricky situations.
The big points that set the SST apart from other kites in it’s class are it’s drift ability and immediate relaunch. The bowed shape of the LE makes the kite really pop right out of the water when down. This shape also makes backstalling highly improbable and nearly impossible.
RIDE THIS KITE ONE SIZE SMALL! Every one will tell you that the SST has a meter more power than listed. If you want an 11 ride a 10…if you want a 9, then ride an 8.
Hover Glide Description
The Hover Glide is an excellent choice for any foilboarder or prospective rider. The tough aluminum mast is durable and interchangeable. CNC wing sets on the Hover Glide have been engineered to give you maximum speed and lift while retaining their durability. We have found that this board planes faster than others in the aluminum/cnc category. The black and green stock colors really pop in and out of the water. All around this is an awesome investment whether you are just learning or you need a backup foil for shallow, potentially damaging conditions.
From the Brand Slingshot
Durable, affordable freeride foil: The 2016 Hover Glide is an all-around freeride foil with a versatile performance profile and aluminum and composite construction, making this the most well-rounded and robust foil on the market.
The Hover Glide is also the exclusive foil for Slingshots progressive multi-mast Foiling Flight School program. Masts of varying lengths can be purchased individually or as a package and paired with the Hover Glide for user-friendly foil progression.
With the Hover Glide, you get:
- Access to the highly-effective Foiling Flight School program
· A user-friendly foil you can learn on but won’t outgrow
· An agile and playful foil that planes early and has a medium top-end speed
· Durable aluminum, composite construction
· Segmented design for easy set-up and breakdown
· The ability to foil in shallower water with four different mast lengths to choose from
· Affordable replacement parts if needed
Mast+ fuselage height: 93cm (36.6″)
Combined total weight: 5.2kg (11.46 lbs.)
Introducing FOILING FLIGHT SCHOOL-
(Masts pair exclusively with Slingshot’s Hover Glide foil)
This industry-first program suddenly makes learning to foil as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Foiling Flight School is a simple do-it-yourself learning tool consisting of three separate masts of incremental lengths- 15” (38cm), 24” (61cm) and 30” (76cm). Choose individual sizes or as a package. Foiling Flight School is designed to work exclusively with our complete Hover Glide foil, which comes stock with a 35.5” (90cm) mast.
• Learn to properly handle your foil board on and off the water.
• TAXI your board and a lock in on the feeling the first day.
• Insure safety and confidence each step of the way.
• Learn TOUCH AND GOES with ease and control.
• Put it all together in SOLO mode and start experiencing flight.
• No Fear, No Stress.
• Learn at your own pace.
• Added Value: Optimize your foil mast length based on local conditions.